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Steelers honor Flozell Adams

Posted on: February 1, 2011 8:37 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

FORT WORTH, Texas – When Steelers right offensive tackle Flozell Adams arrived at the airport Monday morning to depart from Pittsburgh to travel to the Super Bowl, he looked at his fellow offensive linemen, and he was shocked by what he saw.

They were all wearing Michigan State No. 76 jerseys – the same that Adams wore - and the idea was to honor Adams and to show him exactly what he means to the team.

“I don’t know where they got them from, but it was quite surprising,” said Adams, who wore that jersey himself during Monday’s media availability. “It was special for them to bring back the throwbacks and they’re all still walking around here with them on. I’m grateful for it. They probably were planning this for at least a couple of weeks, and I had no idea.”

Backup guard Trai Essex was the one to give Adams his jersey, and Adams was appreciative. Much of the questions aimed at him Monday were about Adams and his Dallas homecoming. He spent a more than a decade in a Cowboys uniform, but the fact he’s playing in a Super Bowl with the Steelers in Jerry Jones’ backyard doesn’t feel a bit strange.

“I lived here for 12 years and it feels like you’re at home,” he said.

But now he feels the same way about Pittsburgh, because of the way his teammates (as seen by the Michigan State jersey tribute) and the way his fans welcomed him after starting Pittsburgh right tackle Willie Colon suffered a season-ending injury. And now that he’s had a season to adjust, he also feels the same way about playing right tackle after spending his career playing on the left side for the Cowboys. He feels at home.

The same he’ll feel Sunday when he plays once again in Dallas.

And man, would his teammates and coaches like to win the Super Bowl for him.

“Flozell is a joy to be around,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “It might sound funny, but he doesn’t always have a great disposition, but we enjoy that about him too. The thing that is probably most impressive about Flozell is that his intentions have been so pure since the day that he joined our football team. Here is a guy who’s made some money in this league, who has garnered some personal accolades in this league, a five or six-time Pro Bowler, what have you. This guy just wants to win. He’s brought that mentality and that approach since day one.
 
“He is a veteran player. He doesn’t ask out of anything. He works extremely hard. He has a ‘can-do’ attitude. All of those things endear him to his teammates, and there is a lot to respect there. He’s a big reason why we are here, those guys felt that it was necessary to honor him, and I’m just glad that they did.”



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:04 am
 

Steelers honor Flozell Adams

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Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2011 9:42 am
 

Steelers honor Flozell Adams

Big ups to Flozell Adams!!!


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